Gastroenteritis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gut. It is also called as stomach flu. The most common symptoms of gastroenteritis are abdominal cramps and pain, vomiting, watery stools, fever, and nausea.
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Please suggest treatment for stomach pain and loose stools.
Query: Hi doctor, I am female. My age is 36, and my height is 5 feet, my weight is 147 pounds. I have a stomach ache since yesterday. When I woke up, I started to feel uncomfortable in my stomach. Then I went to the bathroom. My stool was like Cerelac. Then the whole day, my stomach was aching. I could no... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was the pain like a spasm? Well, you may have a brief episode of acute gastroenteritis, probably secondary to eating some foods with unhygienic nature. The best way is to keep yourself hydrated with an Oral rehydration solution (ORS). Take one sachet of ORS and mix i... Read Full »
Why are my stools loose with foul smell?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have diarrhea or loose stools for seven days. The color is yellow and sometimes, it floats a lot. Sometimes, I have a foul smell. I do not have any other symptoms. I have occasional minor c... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have loose stools for seven days with mild cramping. You do not have a fever or any other serious cause. It is simply gastroenteritis. It is acquired from uncertain food or water. Sometimes changes in the environment or stress can cause it. This will get resolved wi... Read Full »
How can I stop loose motions and vomiting?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from frequent vomiting and loose motions. I consulted a doctor nearby, and he gave me a few tablets and glucose. After that, I took breakfast, and I had stomach pain and I vomited once. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have acute gastroenteritis. It is possible that you have taken something in food or water which was uncertain, in the last couple of days. This has caused you to develop vomiting and stomach ache. I suggest you to use the following: Capsule Nexiu... Read Full »
How to treat acute gastroenteritis in a 12-year-old kid?
Query: Hello doctor,Would you give Metronidazole IV to a 12-year-old child with suspected gastroenteritis? He has nausea, vomiting, smelly watery diarrhea, and after four hours of the onset of nausea and vomiting. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not required. Most acute gastroenteritis resolve on their own. Consider giving ORS (oral rehydration solution) as much as you can, 150 to 200 ml after every loose stool. Give Lopermaide one tablet after loose stools not more than thrice daily and not mor... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my acute constipation with foul-smelling gas?
Query: Hello doctor, From the past fortnight, I have a strange change in my stomach. Suddenly, I feel constipated when I wake up in the morning. I have difficulty clearing my stomach. It is taking longer and is requiring more effort but still with no satisfactory results. But later during the day, I feel a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have only two-week long history of these symptoms, which highly suggest an episode of acute gastroenteritis (an infection of the bowel), if you had these symptoms on and off for longer than this, then the diagnosis might be different. After having a mea... Read Full »
How to overcome my excess hunger and frequent burps post food poisoning recovery?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I was suffering from food poisoning and got recovered after a good four days. I have not stopped all medications except Nexpro RD, but after recovering I am getting a lot of burps after eating and also feeling too much hungry and if I do not eat I am feeling ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very concerned about this. Well, it is not uncommon to have increased gas production after one develops acute gastroenteritis. The reason behind this is that following an episode of acute gastroenteritis, the person develops temporary l... Read Full »